Rodent Veterinary Technician
Req ID #: 209634
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
What you’ll do
We are looking for a Veterinary Technician to join our Insourcing Solutions team at Boston Children's Hospital located in Boston, MA.
How will you have an impact?
This is the moment to use your talents and imagine those talents contributing to improving global health and peoples’ lives. In the Rodent Veterinary Technician role, you can do that by being responsible for the daily care of laboratory research animals and working closely with the veterinarians to perform health assessments, treatments and maintain records.
Why work at Charles River?
We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees; internal career development, competitive benefits. This position offers a $2,000 Sign-On Bonus!!!
What you will do!
In the Rodent Veterinary Technician role, you will perform health assessments, maintain records and provide treatment to the animals on protocols. You will provide technical skills training to the research community in support of approved protocols to include animal handling and restraint, weaning, tail snips, ear tagging, blood and other tissue sample collection, injections, treatments, surgical preparation, pre-, peri- and post-operative observations and euthanasia. You will be responsible for coordinating and processing orders for animal medications (anesthetics, analgesics, antibiotics, etc.) and will document distribution of medications and provide guidance on recordkeeping. In this role you will provide training for the staff as it relates to animal care and health. Additionally, you will conduct routine inspections of animal holding rooms to ensure the health and well-being of the animals and will prepare and submit written reports, monthly billing summaries (drug orders, overcrowded cage charges) as requested.
What you’ll need
A candidate that possesses an A.A./A.S. in veterinary technology or equivalent college level program. B.A./B.S. in animal science preferred. 6 to 12 months rodent (primarily mice) care and handling experience as well as veterinary technical skills required. Basic knowledge of mouse technical skills, including handling and restraint, injections, and phlebotomy techniques. Must be capable of identifying sick animals and summarizing findings. An equivalent combination of education/experience may be accepted as a substitute for the education/experience listed above. AALAS Certification at the ALAT or successful achievement of within 1 year required. CVT or LVT preferred.
The pay for this position is $26-$30 per hour.
If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us and BE THE DIFFERENCE!
What you get
- Mental/Dental/Vision Plans
- Vacation and Holiday
- 401(k) with Company Match
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Value Added Programs
- Employee discount program
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Recognition and Referral Program
- Employee Assistance Plan
- Fitness Reimbursement and Wellness Programs
- Paid Volunteer Time Off
- Parental Leave
About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage Contact Research Organization (CRO). Here, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. With 100 sites around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our clients' unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.Learn More